Learn from our Industry Experts Network

Our top tier Mentors with diverse and strong industry knowledge build one to one relationships to leverage startups helping projects with experience, best practices and metodology contributing to build, test and validate business models and products.




Javier Lopez de Lagar is a Graduate in Technology from CAECE, holds an MBA from Di Tella University and a Degree in Advertising from U.C.E.S.  He is Partner and Director of Hexacta, Leader in IT consulting, offshore software development, testing and user interface design. With more than 15 years executing highly technical projects. Javier works on daily basis with startups like Mozido, Tabbedout,  Americaneagle.com. among others. Formerly worked as IT Manager in Fibertel, and in the technical department of ANSES and Correo Argentino.



Marcelo Montefiore is a Graduate in Business Administration from the Buenos Aires University (UBA) and holds a degree in Corporate Finance from the CEMA University.  He founded Global Mind in 2000 a leading advertising agency in the US Hispanic & Latin American markets with over 140 employees and 6 offices around the continent. He also founded DeArriba (an Internet Service Provider operating in four countries).  Partner & Board Member at several companies in the digital arena (Hunt Mobile, ClienteHabitue, iDashboard, Groobix, among others). Member of the Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), being President in the Argentina chapter since 2004. Marcelo had a key role in the development of the IAB all over Latin America.



Sebastian Vigliola
is a Graduate in Accounting from the Universidad de Catolica Argentina (UCA) and holds a degree in Business Administration.  He founded several companies in Finance, Tecnology and Healthcare sectors such as IDN Global, MaatGknowledge (Actually Gnubila part of Indra ecosystem of companies), Del Pilar Cooperativa de Credito, Arvest Capital. Partner and Board Member at several companies in the digital arena (Enubila.com, Deyapa.com, Ipactos.com, Arvent Medical, Finapro.finance, among others). He used to work as advisor for the Buenos Aires Stock Market, Buenos Aires Province Bank, Cordoba Province Bank, Neuquen Province Bank, and also for the Economy Ministry of the Buenos Aires Province.






Ignacio Baglietto is an Industrial Engineer graduated with medal of honor (ITBA) and  Master in Finance graduated in Universidad Torquato Di Tella. Co-founder of  Global Mind and deArriba Internet where he served as CEO till 2007 and Director thereafter. Also co-founded  Agropecuaria del Litoral, dedicated to agricultural production in the west coast of Uruguay. With more than 30 fields under management and a strong presence of irrigated crops. ADL is one of the leading companies in the sector. With more than 20 years experience in Portfolio Management, Real Estate and Private Equity and 15 years of experience in start ups Ignacio is Investor in companies like Mazabi / Groobix / Bearing Agro / Paraguay Development / VMI among others At the beginning of his career he worked in  Corporate Finance at Citibank Argentina, in New Businesses at Telefónica de Argentina.  


Sebastian Caldart has a Degree in Business Administration specialized in Marketing. With vast experience in Public Sector Comunication, Sebastian worked in Neuquen Province Government having key roles as Public Comunications Coordinator, President of the Turist Promotion Institute (Neuquentur), and Secretary of Press and Comunications,  


Santiago Appiani
 is a Graduate in Law from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).  Co-founded Open Orange, a leading ERP platform with strong presence in Latin America. OpenOrange is a Framework of Applications that integrate ERP, CRM with industry dependent functionality by means of over 50 vertical solutions.  Santiago has a vast knowledge in transformation processes and business models in diverse industries. In 2015 he co-founded datobox a native off-line mobile cross framework for data collection & analysis serving all type of industries and public sector.

Sebastian Di Fabio
is a marketing expert graduated in Business Administration from La Plata University (UNLP) specialized in product design, business plans, commercial campaign management and market research. With strong experience in the financial industry Sebastian works in the Planning and Controlling area of Neuquen Province Bank, were he served as Marketing and Commercial Manager and Chief of Consummer Finance Unit.


Claudia Serra
 is a Graduate in Human Resources from the University of El Salvador (USAL).  With strong experience in the HR arena Claudia worked in several multinational companies, where she holded key positions like Regional HR Manager for Latin America Branches (Areva TD), Payroll Team Lead US Operations (Exxon Mobil), Regional HR Policy and Benefits Specialist (Exxon Mobil) and Senior Recruiter at Selectiva.  In 2015 she co-founded ArventGroup an innovation factory - company builder in the construction, tecnology and healthcare sectors. 

Gustavo Barraza
is a Graduate in Business Administration from the La Plata University (UNLP) and  MBA from IAE Business School.  Gustavo is a respected professional in Neuquen Province business comunity with expertise in both private and public sector working as advisor for Neuquen Province Government where he serves in key positions like Board Advisor at Sistema de Estacionamiento Medido Neuquen ( SEI Neuqen). Advisor at Tourism and Production Ministry and formerly as Provincial Director for Production, Industry and Commerce. Also worked in San Martin de los Andes Municipality where que served as Finance and Economy Secretary, and Subsecretary of Economic Development. In the private arena Gustavo worked at Telefonica de Peru, and Telefnica de Argentina in diverse areas.

Pablo Noques
is a Graduate in Accounting form Universidad Siglo XXI.  President of Fundacion de Estudios Patagonicos, a respected non profit organization with more than 30 years of community service in the patagonia region. Pablo has a strong market knowledge in the financial sector serving Neuquen Province Bank as Sub-General Manager with direct responsabilities y Product, Business development and Commercial efforts. He formerly worked as Risk Manager and Commercial Manager.
  Cristian S. Elola is Graduate in Technology. Expert in finance, sales & marketing. Founder of Tinuviel SA. one of the leading consumer finance institutions in Argentina. Member of the board of Confidas CCL . Well known in the argentine financial market, he was chief of the trading desk of diverse Banks and Financial Institutions.